10 Reasons to Choose VBAC

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

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VBAC or vaginal birth after cesarean doesn't need to be something to stress over. Many women are choosing to try a vaginal birth these days and the literature is very supportive of this decision. Most studies and facilities are finding that over 80% of mothers who have had a previous cesarean birth are safely and successfully having a vaginal birth with subsequent pregnancies. Here are some reasons that you may wish to consider a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or you might have some of your own to add!

  1. VBAC is usually safer for mom and baby.
  2. VBAC reduces the risks of infection to the mother.
  3. Labor is good for babies in most cases.
  4. Not having surgery makes mom's recovery easier.
  5. VBAC reduces the risks of respiratory problems in babies.
  6. VBAC involves a shorter hospital stay.
  7. More than 80% of women will be able to have a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean.
  8. Breastfeeding is easier after a vaginal birth. Usually for a variety of reasons, including faster and more direct access to your baby and less postpartum pain for mom.
  9. VBAC can help prevent injury to your internal organs, like your bladder, intestines, or even the need for an emergency hysterectomy.
  10. VBAC is less expensive.

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